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Centre for Digital Built Britain confirms relocation of Digital Twin Hub

by Liam Turner
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The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) has confirmed that its Digital Twin Hub is to be transferred to the Connected Places Catapult (CPC).

From 1 April 2022, the hub will transition from its current home at the CDBB to an industry/Catapult partnership housed at the CPC.

The CDBB says that, by the time the hub is moved, it will have completed its mission on the National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) of creating a “world-leading” platform and community.

It says the transition will allow the community to accelerate its growth and address new project areas across the public and private sectors.

It will be an opportunity to reach different people and industry sectors, scale innovation, expand resources, and increase knowledge exchange, CDBB says.

CDBB initially launched the hub in March 2020 as part of the NDTp.

Hub membership currently stands at more than 3,500 individuals, representing more than 1,600 organisations from nearly 80 countries.

Commenting on the transition, CDBB executive director Alexandra Bolton, said: “We are thrilled that the DT Hub will continue its mission at the forefront of innovation.

“We celebrate its achievements and look ahead to an era that will extend cooperation, coordination and collaboration across sectors and inspire even greater progress towards our vision of enabling people and the planet to flourish together for generations.” 

Paul Wilson, chief business officer at CPC, said: “Connected Places Catapult has been working with the Centre for Digital Built Britain since its inception and has been an enthusiastic member of the DT Hub since 2020, taking a leading role in the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) collaboration, shown at COP 26.

“We are delighted to be inheriting the work of the Hub and look forward to growing the work of this vibrant and passionate community.”

The NDTp, hosted by the University of Cambridge, seeks to advance the digital transformation of the UK’s infrastructure and built environment.

Connected Places Catapult is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places.

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